Here Are The Comings And Goings At Newcastle This Summer


If Newcastle had managed to get i na top striker on the final day of the window, the transfer season would have been a good one.


But the fact that Newcastle went after four or five top strikers and were unable to close a deal,  puts a bit of a damper on things.

We don’t know if it’s still possible to sign Frederico Macheda from Manchester United on loan, but if it is, we should get the youngster in, and things will seem a lot better.

I have listed the ins and out at the club, but overall six players left the club and two were sent out on season long loan deals, and the club brought in seven players.

This is accurate as of the close of the transfer window at 11:00 pm Newcastle time.

PLAYERS OUT 

Player            To        Fee     Wages/week   Age 

Sol Campbell      EOC                 45K         36
Shefki Kuqi       EOC                 10K         33
Kevin Nolan       West Ham  £4.5M     60K         28
Wayne Routledge   Swansea   £2.0M     15K         26
Jose Enrique      Liverpool £6.0M     45K         25
Joey Barton       QPR        0        65K         28
Average                               39K         30
EOC - end of contract
Season Long Loan Moves - Out
Xisco - Deportivo Fraser
Forster - Celtic
PLAYERS IN

Player           From        Fee   Wages/week    Age

Yohan Cabaye     Lille      £4.5M     35K         25
Mehdi Abeid      Lens         0        8K         18
Demba Ba         West Ham     0       30K         26
Sylvain Marveaux Rennes       0       20K         25
Gabriel Obertan  Man United  £3M      20K         22
Davide Santon    Inter-Milan £5M      20K         20
Rob Elliot       Charlton   £0.3M     10K         25

Average                               20.4K       23


As far as transfers fees, the transfer fees paid out for 7 players coming in were about £12.8M, and the transfer fees coming in for six players leaving the club were about £12.5, almost a wash.

What the ins and outs at the club shows is that Newcastle have a younger squad, although it is less experienced, after losing Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique and Joey Barton, and the wage bill has been reduced, but of course the wages of the players are only best estimates.

The average age of the six players leaving the club was 30 and the average age of the seven players coming in was 23.

The estimated average wage of players leaving was £39K/week and the average wage of players coming in was just over £20K/week.

There’s nothing wrong with reducing the wage bill, because that will cut the costs, and hopefully help to increase the profits.

And in a year or two we would hope the club will be making a decent profit and then reinvest those profits back into the club.

That’s what we’d like to see happen, but what will happen we have absolutely no idea.

As I said earlier, if only we could have signed a top top striker, things would have looked so much better, but we also got some very good players in at low cost.

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421 comments so far

  • barryvenison

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #1

    If your on here to defend Ashley tonight of all nights then your stark raving mad. I’ve been told all summer to not judge Ashley til Sep.1st despite all of is previous actions. Now I’m unfortunetly proved right and I’m not supposed to state my opinions. You can F off then. Regardless of the Carrol money we didn’t spend even 1mill this summer. Why anyone would be happy with funds earned from player sales not being reinvested into new players is beyond me.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Mike Ashley must be gutted he made a 300k loss on transfers this window… heads will roll, heads will roll

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  • mattnufc

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #3

    A farce.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #4

    What was our attendance against Fulham?

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  • Geordie Jonny

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Well done Ed on a well balanced article. I thought your last one was a bit OTT. Newcastle do not want to become a club that are spending beyond their means, we all know how that can go.

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #6

    I’m sorry but as much as I like our new players they are still totally unproven consistently against good opposition.

    We’ve played Arsenal who were without there best players and in disarray. We beat Sunderland, say no more (great win though).

    Nothing is proven yet – if we have a string of losses what will people think then.

    A worried NUFC fan.

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  • Andy

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Marveaux £20k highly doubt that considering he was snatched from liverfools noses. £40-50k i would think. Same for cabaye, Anyways tonight has left me very angry so i am away to stew over why i decided to give ashley chance after chance. This summer was his chance to prove his ambitions. We needed another cf. I didn’t care about price but we needed another 1 other than ba. IF we got him for free great but we didn’t. Next season will be another rollercoaster season i think. Good night lads

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  • kilcline

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #8

    0002: DONE DEAL
    I wrote this one off. I was wrong. Fulham have signed FC Twente striker Bryan Ruiz. That comes after late interest from Newcastle that saw the Magpies have a £12m bid accepted but fail to agree personal terms with the Costa Rican.

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  • styla

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #9

    @spuggy

    if all you socalled “TRUE” toon fans are pissed off with what happens then how come you aint outside SJP protesting….fackin stupid isnt it…if i were pissed off with it id be there in a flash (or would have if i didnt move)

    TRUE TOON FANS EY…..

    PROVE IT

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Every window it;s the same story – we made a bid for this one or that one – utter bollox – total smokescreen.

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  • NUFC-BRAZILFAN

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #11

    Ashley clearly doesn’t want the club anymore, he will try to get as much money as he can to sell it later

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  • daztoon

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Pardew will not resign he`d need balls to do that.He rated Sidwell ffs says it all.

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  • NickeAlvaro

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #13

    I think Santon is on more than 20k, just a hunch though.

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #14

    NUFC BRAZILFAN

    Totally agree. Club will be sold within the year…cutting off the fat to make it lean and attractive…we can only hope.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #15

    Just shows Fulham must have more ambitions than us, for him to sign for them. FFS

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  • niafron

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Well i don’t care about the money, if we speak of football, the team seems unbalanced without this left footed LB.

    And it was not very expansive to bring one, so this is a sports mistake for me.

    I leave you the argument about the money, my point is just, even with few means, it was possible to do better i think.

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  • aaaaalife

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #17

    It’s ridiculous that we haven’t managed to get a worthy striker in to fill in after Andy Carroll… They’ve had so long, and with each case it seems that just a little extra effort (eg. Not leaving Ruiz offer so late) might have sealed us at least one deal…
    BUT you have got to look at out squad overall and say that it has definitely improved on last year and we have acquired some top players!
    I think we’ll do fine this year, but it’s just ridiculous that we still haven’t got a number 9 striker in yet… hopefully Best can keep scoring, Ba will step up his game and Sammy can show that he can handle the Premier League…
    I’m so annoyed right now, but our team is stronger than last year overall… KEEP THE FAITH

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  • sweendog

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Pardew has been very good as a manager
    Ashley has been a complete **** as an owner
    We are NUFC and we’ll support the team through thick and thin .. but good article ED .. hope Ashley gets out ASAP.

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  • simonsez

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #19

    sorry but see my point on previous post Im sick of the neggars that we have not replaced carroll

    regarding post 345 I agree with almost everything you have said except for the bit about filling the abys of Carroll, he had half a good season for us in the premiership, and lets face it he has hardly set the world alight since signing for liverpool, yet a lot of the mugs on here thing he is worth more than roony, dzeko, tevez etc etc. Im getting bored of it,

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  • NUFC-BRAZILFAN

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #20

    Do you know any striker on free agent ?

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  • thevoiceofreason

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #21

    The statement we were told we would get on our transfer policy will read quite simply….well the signings this year are better than James Perch so stop moaning…

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  • GoalsBringSmiles

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #22

    Geordie Jonny

    True, but then where is the balance in Ashley’s policy of selliing players without finding replacements? There is no way Ashley’s actions can be defended now, and there is no point in simply ‘supporting the lads’ when in fact any one of them who does well this season will be up for sale next year and another gamble in the transfer window might or might not see them replaced. So it all comes down to the proposition I made at the beginning of this transfer window when i urged all fans to boycott Mike Ashley and his profiteering regime.

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  • mattnufc

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #23

    sampatricklyon (BBC Sport writer and commentator):
    Sammy’s TDD (and only TDD) ratings: Everton: D-. Tottenham: C. Arsenal: B. Chelsea: B. Stoke: A. Blackburn: A-. Liverpool: C. Bolton: A. QPR: A+. Aston Villa: A-. Sunderland: C. Newcastle: U.

    Which one stands out?

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  • mattnufc

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #24

    Were we the only team not to sign on deadline day? Suppose it’s one up from last time and selling our best player.

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #25

    Joey7Barton Joseph Barton
    Nice to see MA and DL come through with their promise to reinvest AC money, 59m net profit from transfers in last 5 seasons…..ambition???

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  • boater

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #26

    Barry Venison – Spuggy … thanks for a little bit of sanity.

    The stuff I am reading on here about balancing books and not spending a single penny – when they pledged to all summer is mind boggling.

    I absolutely loathe sunderland – but they have brought in their 3rd striker of the summer to the club today!!! And they already had a better one than us to start with! THIRD!!!!! We can bitch them all up now, but we would have taken any of them let’s face it.

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  • NUFC-BRAZILFAN

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #27

    Look at Joey Barton twitter and see what a legend he is !!!

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  • simonsez

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #28

    goalbringssmiles. I dont think any players were sold this window because they played well and attracted attention of better clubs. they were sold (given away) because there contracts were coming to an end and were not wort what they were asking. What a stupid point you tried to make.

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  • robtheguru

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #29

    Why I will always have time for Joey Barton:

    “Nice to see Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias come through with their promise to reinvest Andy Carroll money, £59m net profit from transfers in last 5 seasons… ambition???”

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  • coloccinis curlers

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #30

    Phuq me im trying to keep up with eds posts but, lads I know I’m not a fluent poster on here, however I did say after speaking to moncur at the fulham game on Sunday he did state defo lb and maybe a cf but expect the unexpected. Seems to have rung true! Santon in tried hard for miaga and cisse and the unexpected Ruiz. Gutted we didn’t get our cf, however it could be worse stoke have spent 22m on palcios, jerome and crouch. The scum got bent end on loan which in my opium is all he is worth, So just ktf cos I think bar a killer cf we as a club have done ok for what we’ve paid. Howay the lads. Also final point was told a statement due from the club over their transfer policy after the window closes!

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  • the_besty_show

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #31

    i tell ya ***** what what is the point of coming on just to say ‘I TOLD YOU SO’ ffs we missed out on one position fair enough its not ideal but life goes on, everyone sayin we never got a striker we did get a striker, whether you dont think hes good enough is a different question. I would of been delighted if we got ruiz and ridgewell for cover but we didnt, everyones talking like well get relegated, we’ve played 4 games with this squad, 3 wins and a draw, forgive me if im not slitting my wrists just yet

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  • TemuriKetsbaia

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #32

    situ to swans? wtf??

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  • sweendog

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #33

    robtheguru .. hence the reason Enrique/Barton left .. no ambition ..

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  • Sawbuck

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #34

    Seven months to bring in a Carroll replacement.

    What a shambles.

    What a con.

    What a royal scam it all is.

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  • NUFC-BRAZILFAN

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #35

    The thing is: The books are balanced. You can see that before selling Andy Carroll we had spent around £10M, on Tioté £3.5M, Perch £1.5M and Ben Arfa £5M.
    This season we reduced the wage bill, had the Andy’s money and spent only £300m. And now I ask: Where is the money ?

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #36

    “WHY THE F**K DIDN’T WE GET STURRIDGE MAN!! FFS ASHLEY OUT, YOU CANT RUN A RACE NEVERMIND A FOOTBALL CLUB, PARDEW F**K OFF YOUR NO BETTER THAN ASHLEY”

    Just one of the comments I am surprised I have not read tonight…yet.

    We got our LEFT BACK you were all twisting your tits about, we have a ‘KEEPER because our now 2nd choice ‘keeper is cant keep fit because of back injuries and our 3rd choice keeper (Forster) is on loan because he is a bit of a donkey, and not just looks wise either.

    No we did not get our striker, Yes we have had long enough to get one in, But we will do well with the options we have.

    We have an in form ‘Keeper with Krul, a Defence that is looking very solid at the minute, a Midfield that should be untouchable if they are having a good day and finally a Forward line that will do its job for us.

    Those of you giving Simpson a hard time need to think that he got exposed every match with Barton playing ahead of him, because Barton cuts into the Centre of the pitch (because he is a central midfielder, not a winger/right Midfielder) so with Obertan,Gutierrez, Gosling ahead of him he should have a better time because they WILL track the runs back and help him out defensively.

    People should lay off Best because he will score goals for us on a pretty consistent basis just like I have been writing on here the last few weeks, he might not be a 20+ goal a season striker (how long since we actually had one of those Mythical beings?) but he will give his all and will find the net which is all we could want from him.

    Enrique > Santos
    Routledge < Obertan (even though I have not seen much of his 'electric pace')
    Nolan Gosling
    Carroll < Ba

    not a bad window considering we also got Abeid, Marveaux and Ellio

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  • boater

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #37

    Spuggy – damned straight… we’re witnessing a rigorous efficiency drive aimed at restoring solvency towards sale. The really, really funny thing is – some people on here think Ashley is doing it for the good of the club and results.

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  • redondo77

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #38

    MA this MA that!
    I don’t think MA is involved in signing players. He is the boss, he just wants reports and sets targets to his managing director and club manager, like any other bosses. If he’s involved in everything then what’s the point hiring DL, AP and others?

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  • p

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #39

    I agree with what Wenger said recently, that people in the UK think the solution to all problems is a signing or two when the reality is that is not the only way you can ensure a successful premiership campaign or turn around a sagging campaign.

    I think Joey Barton is a knob for implying Newcastle lack ambition because they have not done a Stoke or a QPR.

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  • mattnufc

    Sep 1, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #40

    Think I’ll support QPR tbh. Good honest team; got to love a bit of Joey Barton.

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